When an illness wears you down and makes you ill, this is an example of a time when the illness debilitates.
The American Dream suffered a debilitating effect after the subprime crisis.
It is expected that the illness will debilitate him for at least another week.
The self-defense class taught how to debilitate an attacker in any dangerous situation.
A scientist recently discovered a drug that can quickly debilitate the growth of cancer cells.
The new information released on the political scandal would debilitate his chances of being re-elected.
The drought is expected to debilitate plant growth, so this year will have a smaller harvest than normal.